St. Columba’s Cake

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By F. Marian McNeill

Published 2015

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A bere, rye, or oaten cake, baked on the eve of St. Columba’s Day (June 9th). A small silver coin was put into the dough, and the cake was toasted before a fire of rowan, yew, oak, or other sacred wood. The child who got the coin got the crop of lambs for the year.